Dr. Brent James is a leader researcher and visionary on
healthcare improvement. He describes in
this presentation the key essentials for becoming a high performing healthcare
organization. These essentials include a
vision, a model and transparency. Transparency
is often discussed in healthcare, and Dr. James describes why the conventional
view of transparency is insufficient.
Mary "Ali" Hobbs named SHS Scholarship recipient
Scholarship sponsored by Parallon Workforce Solutions
Ali is an industrial engineering student at Clemson University in the B.S./M.S. program. While at Clemson she has conducted various
healthcare research projects with Dr. Neyens and Dr. Childers. These include examining
visitor hand hygiene for utilization improvement and time studies in clinical
settings. As an intern, Ali was also involved
in several applied healthcare projects at Northeastern University's Healthcare
Systems Engineering Institute including CLABSI reduction and studying patient flow
through a clinic. She is the president
of Clemson's Chapter of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School.
In less than three years, more than 80
children's hospitals have joined together to share successes and failures
transparently and agreed not to compete with each other on patient safety.
Member organizations have reduced falls by 81 percent, ventilator acquired pneumonia
by 47 percent, adverse drug events by 42 percent, and surgical site infections by 19 percent.
More than 120 million people have been affected by more than 1,100 separate breaches at organizations handling protected health data since 2009, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2015 is being considered the year of the healthcare hack, during which consumers will need to closely safeguard their health information.
Ethicon, a J&J company, will work with Google to develop new robotic tools and capabilities for surgeons and operating room professionals that integrate best-in-class medical device technology with leading-edge robotic systems, imaging and data analytics.
President Barack Obama unveiled plans for a network that will develop new models for healthcare delivery and payment during a March 26 White House kick-off meeting.
A study of the nation's registered nurses shows that 60 percent of those polled believe medical errors could be significantly reduced if hospital medical devices were coordinated and interoperable.
Healthcare Improvement author and SHS Member Mark Graban interviews patient safety and quality guru Dr. Bob Wachter on the subject of patient safety, lean and information technology in this podcast. Dr. Wachter is perhaps the most prolific researcher and author in the United States on the subject of patient safety and quality. He just recently authored the book The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age. Graban and Dr. Wachter discuss a variety of topics including some of the positive and potential negative aspects of electronic medical records.